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2019-20 OVA Annual General Meeting Recap

By Ontario Volleyball, 12/07/20, 3:30PM EST


The 2020 Ontario Volleyball socially distanced AGM, hosted this year on December 6, brought together the Ontario volleyball membership and community at large for the first time through a virtual presence to celebrate and inform on the recent fiscal year and to elect and replace the outgoing members on the OVA Board of Directors.

Executive Director Jo-Anne Ljubicic began the meeting by presented the 2019-20 Annual Report and a video summarizing the 2016-20 Volleyball for Life Strategic Plan. Following the presentation, OVA Director of Finance and Administration, Jennifer Harkness and Vice-President of Finance/Treasurer David Woods provided the membership an overview on the financials from 2019-20.

The elections for the three positions on the OVA Board then took place:

  • Vice-President of Finance/Treasurer
  • Director at Large (2)

Two new members were elected through an online voting system to accommodate the virtual setting. Congratulations to Bridget Child, the new Vice-President of Finance/Treasurer, Corinne Williams, the new Director at Large and Michael Amoroso, who was re-elected as Director at Large. A thank you goes out to all individuals who put their names forward for this year’s election.

Corinne Williams
Corinne Williams has a longstanding history with volleyball. A coach of various disciplines and levels over the years, Corinne has helmed some of the highest caliber teams at the club, provincial and post-secondary throughout her career. Finding ways to get involved in volleyball outside of coaching, Corinne as served for the 2015 Pan-American Games as the Volleyball Venue Manager, and more recently with her role on the Mission staff for Team Ontario for the upcoming 2022 Canada Summer Games.

Bridget Child, CA, CPA
Bridget Child is the current Chief Financial Officer(CFO) for the Canadian Press who has a lifelong passion for sport and volleyball. Holding the title of CFO across multiple industries, Bridget possesses a strong professional acumen that will provide additional expertise on financial direction and governance knowledge on the Board.

This was also the final year for David Woods and Ellie Rusonik (Director at Large) in their roles. The OVA would like to thank each of them for their years of service and wonderful contributions during their tenure on the Board and for their collaborations with the staff and membership for continually helping the OVA develop our sport.

The new OVA Board of Directors is as follows:

President – Blair Mackintosh
Vide-President of Finance/Treasurer – Bridget Child
Vice President of Administration/Secretary – Orest Stanko
Regional Council Director – Danny Gosselin
Director at Large – Daphne Choi
Director at Large – Chris Lawson
Director at Large – Corrine Williams
Director at Large – Michael Amoroso

Fiscal 2019-20 was a unique one which was full of surprises. We faced the greatest challenges our sport has seen with the pandemic and its obstacles but the OVA and Ontario volleyball community remained adaptive and held strong in a professional manner. We are thankful for the opportunities we have been provided and look forward to what will happen in the New Year as we continue to provide service and keep the sport going as safely as we can for our members.